How to Auto-Tune an Xbox 360 Headset

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How to Auto-Tune an Xbox 360 Headset
Your Xbox 360 Headset will automatically tune itself after initial activation. (Jupiterimages, Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

The Microsoft Xbox 360 wireless headset can be auto-tuned to work with your system. Wired headsets plug into the Xbox 360 controller and correspond to the port the controller they are attached to is assigned. Wireless controllers do not have to be plugged in, which allows for a greater range of movement when you are enjoying your console video games. Once you have set up your wireless headset, every time you turn it on it will automatically calibrate to its previous settings.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Xbox 360 Wireless headset

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  1. 1

    Turn on the Xbox 360. If it's not on, press the power button on the front of your game console. The power button is the largest button on the front of the system.

  2. 2

    View the light on your wireless headset. If one of the lights is already illuminated, your headset is already on. If necessary, press the power button located on the centre of the back of your headset to activate it.

  3. 3

    Press the "Connect" button on the front panel of your Xbox 360. It is a small button about the width of a pencil located to the bottom right of the disc tray. Your game system will wait for a signal from your headset.

  4. 4

    Hold down the "Connect" button on the front of your headset for one to two seconds. It is located between the earpiece and the row of four lights on the front of your headset. The row of four lights will begin flashing to let you know that you have held the button down long enough. The Xbox and headset will automatically communicate and assign the headset to match the frequency of the first available game controller slot.

  5. 5

    Press the headset "connect" button again to change the game controller slot the headset is assigned to. Each time you press the button the light will cycle on the headset, showing you which port is assigned to your wireless headset.

Tips and warnings

  • Charge your headset completely before using it for the first time.
  • Reboot the Xbox 360 system if the headset does not initially connect.

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